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that he slammed tc maslin in the back of the head with the fake em out beebee gun. this is michael moore. he allegedly admitted to police that he punched maslin down to the ground and this is tommy branch who allegedly was driving. relief on capitol hill at news of the arrests in the brutal attack on thomas maslin. >> i think it's really go that they got them. >> reporter: the young father was walking home from a nats game august 18th, stopped at the tune inn for a drink and then was beaten so badly in the head that he is still hospitalized, blind in one eye, unable to walk or feed himself. d.c.'s police chief announced the arrest of three suspects wednesday night. >> i can't say enough about how heartbreaking it is to see that something as simple as a piece of property or a cell phone
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will cause someone the type of injury and grief that these three individuals have caused the maslin family. >> reporter: police now say that the same night that they attacked maslin the three young suspects robbed two other men near l'oreal plaza in adams morgan and got caught. police say they found maslin's iphone on one suspect, but they did not trace it, not until a tipster recognized one of the suspects' white hyundai from surveillance video and police finally closed the loop this week, six weeks after maslin was beaten and left for dead on capitol hill. >> a phone, a phone, you know, a phone, it's just despicable. >> reporter: despicable she said. now maslin's iphone like this, it's not clear why police didn't open it up and look at it earlier, but if they had,
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they would apparently have found pictures of maslin's little baby boy on it as well asmessages to his wife and perhaps solved this case weeks ago. >> bruce leshan, thank you. an emotional appeal today from the family of a woman killed in a hit and run accident on the suitland parkway. 27-year-old ebony johnson was struck more than two years ago while she was trying to cross naylor road. in fact, the young mother of four was hit several times. >> i believe that if the first car would have stopped, then she wouldn't have got hit by several other cars and she could probably still be alive to this day. >> park police have determined the dollar hit johnson was a 1996 -- the car that hit johnson was a 1996 to 1999 acura with some black to red paint anperhaps some damage on the right side. police have closed a cold case in prince george's county. 28-year-old antonio randall and
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24-year-old nathan farmer both from oxon hill are charged with first degree murder among other things. the two are accused in the shooting death of 29-year-old kaya wilson in the 1000 block of marcy avenue last year. wilson's murder was a case of mistaken identity police say. turning to the political battleground over virginia, governor mitt romney was in northern virginia working on the military vote. he met with veterans in springfield at the american legion post. >> reporter: peggy fox in springfield where governor romney makes an appearance and meets local veterans at the american legion post. governor mitt romney talked of his support of defense spending hammering president obama for the job losses predicted under sequestration cuts at the end ofthe year. >> if you keep going around the world, it is still a troubled and dangerous world and the idea of cutting our military commitment by a trillion dollars over this decade is unthinkable.
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>> i'm very encouraged by the things i'm hearing from governor romney. as they say, the commander in chief has a responsibility to the military and veterans and he reflects that as well. >> reporter: but that's not the opinion of veteran jim dillard who represented springfield 30 years in the virginia house of delegates. >> it's president obama that's done more for veterans than practically any other president. he extended the services to spouses as well as to veteran himself and that's extremely important. >> i need your help. we've got to win in virginia. >> reporter: peggy fox, 9 news now. >> the importance of the old dominion in the presidential race cannot be overstated. president obama also in virginia today, the commander in chief talking to supporters during a rally in virginia beach. the president criticized his rival's plan of tax cuts for wealthy americans. >> my opponent thinks it's fair that somebody who makes $20 million a year like him pays a lower rate than a cop or a teacher who makes 50,000.
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don't boo. vote! >> the latest polls do give president obama an edge in virginia. the state varies 13 electoral votes in the election. the fans who take the metro to nationals park for the playoff games won't have to worry about the subway shutting down if the game goes to extra innings. a company known as living social, you've heard of them, they've offered to pay the deposit metro requires to keep the trains running for any playoff games that run late. that deposit amounts to about $30,000 an hour and the company will recoup part or maybe all of it depending on how many fans take the metro home. are you ready for some football with real deal genuine mccoy professional referees? well, after three weeks of agonizing officiating that seemed to get worse, negotiators for the referees union and the nfl reached an agreement. the replacements made several controversial calls, but monday night's ruling that turned what looked like an interception
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into a touchdown, that caused a national uproar. >> you never want to see a game end like that or end on a controversial play. >> certainly the ending of monday night games was the pivotal point in getting -- night's game was the pivotal point in getting this done. >> the new deal gives refs a pay boost from $149,000 a year to 173,000 next season. that's just for the football season. and $205,000 by 2019. the two sides also compromised on retirement benefits. the new refs will be on the field starting tonight in baltimore. our kristen berset will have a live report from m&t bank stadium in the charm city in a few minutes. the return of the referees has sparked an outpouring of relief and even joy. nobody is happier than nfl players including our very own redskins. >> reporter: i'm matt jablow at redskins park in ashburn where the return of the
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referees was all most people were talking about. >> you always say you don't miss something until you go without it. >> they got the deal done, excited to have them back. >> reporter: some more vocally than others. what was your first reaction when you heard the strike had been settled? >> i said hallelujah. >> reporter: but all agreeing it was a very good thing. >> they know their positions. they know the rules. >> reporter: the players in particular. >> thank you, lord. >> reporter: and for the game in general. what was your first reaction when you heard the refs were coming back? >> great, awesome. i saw it this morning. >> they keep everything under control. a couple week back you had players doing dirty plays against us. those things won't happen when you have the real refs back. in. >> reporter: though they might be the most excited people to have the referees back, the mayors clearly aren't the only ones welcoming the -- the players clearly aren't the only ones welcoming the refs back with open arms. >> it's about time. >> the game should be played between two teams. they shouldn't have refs
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deciding outcomes of games. >> the names of the officials for sunday's redskins/bucs game won't be announced until sometime on sunday. topper? >> we have some severe weather now to the west of town. let me show you doppler radar. new to the list now is fauquier county until 6:30, a severe thunderstorm warning. around our beltway it's quiet, but this is the area of severe weather west of leesburg in between winchester and front royal. we're seeing looks like some big time storms now just south of 66ful we're seeing a little bit of sheer -- 66. we're seeing a little bit of sheer, picking up wind 45 to 65 miles per hour. this is definitely hail up 635 and hail just south of linden. these storms are moving east and will eventually impact the metro area moving east at 17 miles per hour, does have hail in it. some of the places it's headed for? it's headed for happy creek at
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about 6:09, regor at 6:11, huntley 6:12, applewood 6:16 and linden at 6:22. we'll come back. if you're in the path of that storms, put down your umbrellas and secure loose objects and we'll let you know when they move through the immediate metro area. coming up on 9 news now at 7:00, remember the renoir bought by a virginia woman at a flea market for seven bucks? it's been yanked off the auction bucks. we'll tell you why at 7:00 on 9news. coming up on 9 news now this half hour it is a comeback more than seven years in the making. adam greenberg's amazing baseball tale just ahead. >> plus a fake grenade launcher, a fake terrorist, but some very real punishment for the man behind the hoax, those stories just ahead.
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his first at bat in the major leagues was his only at bat. adam greenberg had just come up with the chicago cubs in 2005. his first pitch in the majors, a 92-mile an hour fastball hit him square in the back of his head. his career was never the same. greenberg had a concussion, fought vertigo, suffered migraines, vision problems and depression. >> i remember feeling it hit my skull and i remember grabbing it instantly feeling like i was holding it together. i mean in my mind my head split open and i grabbed it to hold
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it together. >> a chicago fan learned of greenberg's ordeal and launched a campaign to get him one more professal at bat. 21,000 supporters signed a petition. the miami marlins responded. they received permission to let the 31-year-old get one more time at bat. he is scheduled to step up to the plate next week against the mets. greenberg says he will donate his one day's salary to charity. coming up on 9news creating a more weather-proof nation. >> reporter: weather is unpredictable, but what can we do about it? i'm meteorologist erica groh. coming up i'll tell you about a proposed u.s. weather commission.
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i'm so sorry for what i did. >> that's the courtroom apology from jamie lynn toller. the phoenix woman admits plying she had breast cancer. it turns out -- admits lying she had breast cancer. it turns out she wanted the money for breast implants. the judge was not not
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sympathetic. >> it would be fairly typical to receive probation for this, but this is of great concern to the court. >> toller received a one year jail sentence and was ordered to pay back all of the money that she collected. another hoax, this one in arizona, local filmmaker trying to test police response time by staging a fake terrorist incident and making a movie of it. look at this. the filmmaker identified as michael turley dressed a 16- year-old relative in a sheet, gave him a fake rocket propelled grenade launcher and had him walk up and down a busy phoenix street. there is a disagreement over how long it took police to respond, but there is some real consequences to this hoax. turley faces several charges including knowingly giving a false impression of a terrorist attack. he is so lucky cars did not crash. >> why would you ever do that in this climate? >> crazy. >> why would you ever even think of something like that?
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>> i don't know what would run through his head, if anything. >> we have severe weather to the east and we'll get to that. we want to talk about kind of a modernization of national weather service and getting ready what we call a ready nation for severe weather. for more on that here's erica grow. >> reporter: today's congressional briefing was designed to shine a light on an ever present problem, the unpredictability of weather. >> we as a nation are becoming increasingly vulnerable to the impacts of extreme weather. >> reporter: that's why the university corpse for atmospheric research pro -- course for atmospheric research proposed to make weather more accessible and understandable by utilizing a wide range of today's technology. >> people are using weather information in new and increasingly valuable ways. they're using it extensively to do things they never did before. >> being able to cut down on
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false alarms has a huge impact on the public, but really allowing them to understand what they can do to weather- proof themselves. >> reporter: a four-member expert panel concluded that if the national weather service works in partnership with other agencies, then the public will be better informed and better prepared the next time a weather disaster strikes. stores will have the supplies people depend on and power companies will be able to respond more quickly to clean up after the storm. >> the american public at a very critical level will be extremely interested in this information because their lives and livelihood depend upon it. >> reporter: the commission would be the first of it's kind with a plan to launch next hill. i'm meteorologist erica grow for 9 news now. >> we're tracking big thunderstorms to the west. let's start with live doppler 9000. there is a severe thunderstorm warning for fauquier county until 6:30. they're marching a little further eastward. so that's the eastern most county affected by this line of storms. they've been hanging around i- 81 in the mountains most of the
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afternoon and evening, but now they're beginning to march east. these are big storms. the woodstock storm and the storm just in front of front royal was producing some big time hail. the magenta is hail and the red is rainfall rates off an inch per hour. we'll zoom into this. this is just big time hail right to the north, blue ridge mountain estates, high ridge road, chester gap and ravenous road around 5:22. this is all hail and perhaps damaging hail the storms have a history of producing hail. we know that for a fact with some spotters in shenandoah county. our look outside, live weather cam brought to you by michael and son, 78 now. high temperature was 85 today, dew points mid-60s and pressure still rising at 30.09 inches of mercury. more like summer, storms possible tonight, a few could be heavy, still warm tomorrow and the weekend, okay, not as gorgeous as last weekend, but still do not cancel any plans.
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we'll put futurecast into motion about 6:15. the storms roll through between 7:00 and 11:00. the good news, they do show signs of diminishing as they push toward i-95. bad news is going up towards the ravens for the game, awe probably see a couple showers. silver line -- you'll probably see a couple showers. silver lining, it's warm. tomorrow afternoon a mix of sun and clouds and slight chance of a shower. tonight shower or thunderstorm possible, isolated, some heavy or severe, mild, lows in the 60s, winds south at 10. the next three days we'll keep it code green and why wouldn't we? temperatures tomorrow 80, just a slight chance of a shower, 73 saturday, slight chance of a shower, 75 sunday, a few showers, temperatures in the mid-70s. next seven days, nats come back in town on monday 73, very nice, a few clouds tuesday. we'll keep tuesday and wednesday dry for now, some showers possible on thursday, temperatures in the low to mid-
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80s. kristen will be back for more on the ravens game and all of sports after this. stay tuned.
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i'm anita brikman with this health alert, childhood obesity not just hurting the body, but also the brain. a startling new study in the journal of pediatrics found adolescents with metabolic syndrome, excess belly fat, bad cholesterol and high blood pressure performed worse on cognitive skills test. mri scans also showed the learning center of the brain was smaller in these overweight teens. >> this health alert is sponsored by cancer treatment centers of america.
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and now 9 sports with kristen berset. >> reporter: welcome back. i am live at m&t bank stadium in baltimore, big game tonight, but it's going to be interesting to see who gets a
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bigger standing ovation, ray lewis or the referees. i'll take the bets it's going to be the men in stripes. late last night the league and refs finally came to an agreement to end this three month ordeal. so they -- now everything, you got to know, will be official this weekend, but commissioner roger goodell did lift the lockout. so in order to get the officials back in time for tonight's game, they wanted it to be fair. now it is fair to say this past sunday and monday's debacles helped get the ball rolling, but goodell says they hoped to do that this week regardless. >> there was a real pressure i think for everyone to get the officials back on the field this weekend. i think everybody wanted it. the officials wanted to get back on and i believe we would have reached an agreement this week regardless of monday night or sun night or the -- sunday night or the past weekend. >> reporter: the real refs are here. gene serator heads this group
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in his 10th year with the league. probably for the first time ever in their career they'll be welcomed with open arms, a little honeymoon period. just like the last three weeks, all eyes will probably be on the men in stripes, but there is an actual game being played here today and a rivalry game at that, a big one for the ravens. they're hosting the winless browns here tonight at m&t bank stadium. it wraps up a rather tough start to the season. the purple and black will have played four games in just 17 days, something this team isn't particularly thrilled with, but they say they'll be ready anyway. >> it's going to be a huge challenge for us. i know they're going to come in here, a division game, big rivalry, always very emotional games against the browns. we've played a lot of tough games against these guys. we expect it to be another one of those kind of games. >> reporter: remember, today is your last day to vote for the high school game of the
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week. here's your choices. go to dc. the nats in action tonight wrapping up with the phillies, gio gonzalez going for win no. 21 that. will do it from baltimore. ravens and browns kick off tonight at 8:20. i'm kristen berset, back to you in the studio. >> it's like christmas in baltimore. >> a gift. >> we got some severe weather off to the west of us, fauquier county still under severe thunderstorm warning. we'll zoom into these storms. we've been watching them all day. you see the magenta, that's the hail, just east of front royal. that's what's making them severe. they're pushing off to the east at 17 miles per hour. they'll move through the immediate metro area through the nighttime hours. we'll update it for you at 7:00. >> sounds good. >> cbs evening news is next. >> derek is back with your area's only local newscast at 7:00. good night.
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>> pelley: tonight, a shortage of water is keeping not just crops but the entire economy from growing. the government cuts its economic growth estimates. anthony mason looks at the drought and other threats to jobs. israel's prime minister shows how close he believes iran is to a nuclear bomb. how close is it? david martin looks into that. mark phillips on a contwo verse net art world. she has that mystic smile, but is this a real mopa lisa? who says crime doesn't pay? jim axelrod on an auction of memorabilia from america's most notorious criminals. >> reporter: this was in clyde's waistband?
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captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. it turns out the economy is growing even more slowly than we thought. the government told us that u.s. growth in the second quarter was an anemic 1.7%, but today, the commerce department put out a new estimate showing us it was even less than that, just 1.3%. and this is what caught our attention in the report-- the government said half of the downward revision can be blamed on the drought. it's destroying crops, including the corn in this field inula roy, illinois. and on the land clayton arnold has been farming in walker, missouri, for 40 years. a new report today on the drought says it continues to get worse. it now covers 65.5% of the lower 48, and in 21.5% of that area,
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the area you see in red, the drought is extreme or exceptional. so we asked anthony mason to dig further into the impact the drought isaving on our economy. >> reporter: 90 miles southwest of dallas, in aquill atexas, the drought has cut back ronnie gerik's' cotton crop severely this year. >> it impacted not just myself but all the ag industry. >> reporter: in fact, the government now says the drought is slowing the entire economy, costing the the country $12 billion in the spring. >> farmers don't have money to spend. they're not going to spend it, you know. and we have a nickel in our pocket, we'll probably go buy a new tractor. >> reporter: but the drought is just one of three headwinds holding back growth. the recession in europe is also eating into american exports, but nothing looms larger than washington's so-called fiscal cliff, the spending cuts and tax hikes that will kick in next year if congress and the administration can't end the
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rancor and agree on how to handle the deficit. the ratings agency fitch said today uncertainty about u.s. fiscal policy is the single biggest near-term threat to the global recovery. when you see washington act the way it's been acting, does it make you more cautious? >> of course. >> reporter: bayard winthrop launched american giant, a new men's clothing business in san francisco this year. but the indecision in washington, he says, is holding him back. >> it doesn't breed a lot of optimism. so we're hiring, but we're not hiring as aggressively as i think we would b if i had real confidence that we were on a pathway towards growth nationally. >> reporter: so in effect, washington is undermining the economy. >> i think that the lack of substantial and positive debate is undermining the economy. >> reporter: one piece of good news today, weekly first-time unemployment claims dropped to a two-month low. and the labor department says the economy actually added nearly 400,000 more jobs over the past year than originally
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estimated. >> pelley: well, anthony, there's still about 12.5 million people who are unemployed. what does a quarterly growth rate of 1.3% mean to them? >> reporter: typically, scott, you look for a growth rate of about 2% to really bring down the unemployment rate. so if we see a revision like that, it has significant impact on job growth, scott. >> pelley: not nearly enough to create jobs. anthony, thanks very much. economic growth and crops are not all that the drought is wrecking. a little bit later in the broadcast, we're going to show you what the dry weather is doing to houses. at the united nations today, israel's prime minister, benjamin netanyahu, wander that iran's work to build a nuclear bomb will be irreversible by next summer. that is significant because he's never put a time frame like that on it before. >> and i believe that faced with a clear red line, iran will back down. and this will give more time for
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sanctions and diplomacy to convince iran to dismantle its nuclear weapons program altogether. >> pelley: now, iran's president, mahmoud ahmadinejad, denies that iran is building a bomb. so we asked david martin to tell us more. >> reporter: it looked like a cartoon, but it was deadly serious. israel's prime minister netanyahu drew the red line that would trigger an attack on iran's nuclear program as clearly as it has ever been drawn. >> a red line should be drawn right here, before-- before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb. >> reporter: that second stage is taking place at this underground facility near the holy city of cum, where iran is enriching your anium to a 20% level of purity, one step away from the 90% needed to build a
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bomb. according to the latest report by u.n. inspectors iran has about 200 pounds of 20% uranium, roughly two-third of what it would need to build one nuclear device. at the current rate of enrichment, iran would have 20% uranium for one bomb in about 10 months, or as netanyahu toild the u.n., by next spring or tomorrow. after that, it would take just a few months more to enrich uranium to the 90% bomb grade level. netanyahu said iran's nuclear program must be stopped before then. >> before iran gets to a point where it's a few months away or a few weeks away from amassing enough enriched uranium to make a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: but as defense secretary panetta told norah o'donnell of "cbs this morning" earlier this month, the u.s. has a different red line. >> when they make the decision to go ahead and build a nuclear weapon, that for us is a red line. >> reporter: u.s. intelligence does not believe iran has made
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that decision yet. but netanyahu said it is too dangerous to rely on intelligence to detect the decision made in secret. so he set his red line on something he can see-- uranium enrichment. panetta used to worry israel might strike iran as early as this spring or summer. judging by what netanyahu said today, the time to worry will be next spring. >> pelley: david, thank you. the state department said today it's withdrawing more staff from the u.s. embassy in tripoli, libya, temporarily, they said, for security reasons. the department wouldn't say whether there had been a threat. earlier this month, the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, was attacked and burned, and ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed. that attack took place amid violent protests that broke out over an internet movie that ridiculed islam. well, late today, the filmmaker, was arrested in los angeles.
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federal prosecutors say that by uploading the film on the internet, he violated the terms of his probation on a previous check fraud conviction. iowa kicked off the primary and caucus season. well, today it became th first battleground state to in the general election. at least 400,000 iowans are expected to vote before election day, november 6. in other battleground states, voting begins in colorado october 22, more than two million people are expected to cast early ballots there. in florida, balloting starts october 27 with more than four million early voters expected. john dickerson is in our washington bureau. he's our political director. and, john, i wonder what impact does all this early voting have on the campaigns? >> reporter: well, the presidential race is now on two traction-- the traditional election track headed towards november 6 and the early voting track, where what the candidates
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say and two in these battleground states ask influence votes being cast right now. both candidates have traveled to early-voting states to implore voters to cast their ballots. barack obama will be preparing for debates in nevada, where cbs expects 65% of vote voters to vote early. his presence in the state of nevada stirs up activities for democrats who then will try to lock up their voters early. if a campaign can get lots of voters to vote early, then the campaign can spend its time and resources in other battleground states with other voters. >> pelley: these early votes aren't counted until election day. i wonder how do the campaigns know how people are voting early? >> the secretary of state in most of the early voting states reports daily the names of those who voted -- not how they voted, just that they did. what the campaigns then do is match that against the listes of voters they've identified over the years. so if mrs. jones has asked for an early ballot but isn't on that daily report, the campaign will contact her. this is why ground game matters. they often know what mrs. jones
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cares about, and that's what they'll talk about when they call her to push her to vote. operatives from both parties joke that with voters will the best way to stop the calls, the visits and the mail is to vote early. >> pelley: john, thanks very much. in pennsylvania, a judge held a hearing today on a challenge to the state law that requires voters to show a photo i.d. the judge has until tuesday to rule. and we asked wyatt andrews to fill us in on what's at stake. >> was this easy to get or too hard to get? >> it was very hard to get. >> reporter: 68-year-old doris clark was turned down three times applying for her pennsylvania voter i.d. card, and every time, she says, the state wanted another document-- original birth certificate, original social security card. then she needed her husband's death certificate, when a clerk demanded proof of her married name. after four tries she got the card but resented all the obstackles. >> you feel like why am i going
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through all these things? i'm not bin laden's wife, you know. i've been here all my life. i've been voting since it's been legal for me to vote. >> reporter: clark's testimony in state court in pennsylvania represents a growing legal challenge to voter i.d. laws, specifically, how difficult some states have made it for voters to actually get the cards, especially voters who are low-income or minorities. the courts have put voter i.d. laws on hold in three states so far with a federal court saying the rules in texas imposed strict, unforgiving burdens on the poor and racial minorities more likely to live in poverty. >> hey, hey, ho-ho- >> reporter: democrats believe strict voter i.d. laws are part of a republican plan to suppress the vote of minorities. republicans say the laws are designed to prevent voter fraud with many, including governor nikki haley of south carolina, asking what's so hard about a photo i.d.? >> if you have to use picture
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i.d. to get on to a plane, it is common sense that you would use picture i.d. to protect the integrity of the voting process. >> reporter: and that's what makes the controversy in pennsylvania so important. state officials now say they've relaxed all of those old rules so that any voter who wants an i.d. card can get one before election day. it may be too late. scott, the judge has already wander he is thinking about an injunction. that's a sign that voter i.d. in pennsylvania is in jeopardy this year. >> pelley: wyatt, thank you. after the nfl ended its lockout of referees, it wasted no time sending the replacements home. the league got an ear full after the fill-ins blew a touchdown call monday night. last night, the nfl struck a new contract agreement with the regular officials, and theya of are working the cleveland-baltimore game tonight. their average salary will jump from $149,000 to $205,000 by
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2019. pensions will be phased out. new hires will get a 401(k) instead. the drought has damaged crops, and now homes. there's new evidence the red planet was once a wet planet. and is this a second mona lisa or just another work of art when the cbs evening news continues. t you feeling like yourself again in the morning. dulcolax laxative tablets. keep you moving. ♪ feeling free. ♪ when i think of aspirin, i really think of it as that bottle in the back of my parents' medicine cabinet. finding bayer advanced was huge. i was really surprised by how well it worked. and i'd definitely use it again. put bayer advanced aspirin to the test for yourself at
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>> pelley: the curiosity ver has discoveredded what appears to be a riverbed on the surface of mars. nasa says this picture shows where water may have flowed waist deep in the distant past. scientists said that this second picture shows pebbles packed together in a way that only water could have caused. curiosity's making its way toward a mountain from which the ancient water apparently flowed. early, we told you how the drought here on earth has parched the economy. well, dean reynolds is in st. louis, and he has found damage that you might not have expected. >> this crack has gotten worse. >> reporter: anna mendoza has a problem in her home and it's spreading. >> about three months ago i noticed this crack but it was very thin. and then in a matter of a month, it started getting bigger and bigger. >> reporter: with drought-related damage reported in 40 states, the resulting cracks are driving hmo owners up the wall. experts in the home repair
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business say damages could run over $1 billion. >> the crack that you've got right here is a crack that we can see from the outside. >> reporter: matt ford works for helitech, a structural repair company in the midwest. >> what we're coming in and doing is installing steel piers in this impact area to raise the house back up to as close to a level position as we can get it. >> reporter: typically from ground level to about 10 feet deep, moist soil is constantly moving, but that soil is rock hard now, and prone to sudden shifts. homeowners can water their foundations, but in a long dry spell, it may not help. >> our business is probably up about 60%, compared to where we would normally be this time of year because the problem is-- it's extensive. >> reporter: their usual response time of two to five days has grown to four to five weeks. >> in four to five weeks a crack can turn into a river, right? >> and one crack can become
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seven cracks. >> reporter: carol devaughan knows a lot about that. >> it's a little disconcerting to think your house might be fall in. >> reporter: the crevaces in her family room and cracks in her fireplace will cost at least $25,000 to fix. >> this is the bracket on the pier. >> reporter: steel peers hold up her house no, along with a glomy mix of lime and concrete. >> it's always something, isn't it? >> i've not had to deal with something quite like this one before. >> reporter: and devaughn has a warning for everyone else who may face the same problem-- drought-related damage is seldom covered by homeowners insurance. >> pelley: different painting, same smile. did da vinci paint a second mona lisa? that's next. restores visibly healthier skin ction formula in 3 days. neosporin® eczema essentials™.
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if you're still having difficulty breathing, ask your doctor if including advair could help improve your lung function. get your first full prescription free and save on refills at >> pelley: there are only 15 known paintings by leonardo da vinci, but now mark phillips tells us the art world is debating whether there is a 16th, a second mona lisa. >> reporter: they sounded so convinced. >> mona lisa, leonardo's earlier version. >> reporter: she looks familiar-- same pose, same famous smile-- but this mona lisa looks like the old mona lisa after a nip and tuck. she could be her younger sister. in fact, the mona lisa foundation in geneva, a nonprofit group formed to investigate this painting,
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insists this is a second mona lisa, also painted by leonardo da vinci, of the same woman when she was 10 years younger than the one that's drawn millions to the louvre museum in paris. to support their case, they prepared a film providing an array of old documents purporting to show leonardo painted the image twice. they provided what they said was scientific proof using modern scanning techniques and brought in an f.b.i.-trained specialist to show that a 10-years-younger mona lisa would have looked like this. and they cited art experts. >> for me, this is an original of leonardo. >> reporter: no, it isn't, say other experts, like the man whose written numerous books to leonardo, oxford university's martin kemp. >> i think this is a copy, yes, and it's a much-copied picture. >> reporter: the hint-- it's too perfect. leonardo fiddled with his paintings, changed things, and this one shows no fiddling. so what's behind the claim?
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>> well, if it were an early version of the mona lisa, we're talking, what, $100 million-plus. you name the sum. it would be an unbelievable sum of money. >> reporter: the second mona lisa-- if that's what it is-- isn't new. for 100 years it was in an english country house and for 23 years it was kept in this house in london before it was bought by the american collector henry pullizer. but only now is it being claimed it's the real thing or not. mark phillips, cbs news, london. >> pelley: there's no art at the auction jim axelrod visited, but there is a love song written by alkapone. that's next. [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst cold symptoms plus has a decongestant for your stuffy nose. thanks. that's the cold truth!
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i don't think anybody ever thinks they're going to get shingles. but it happened to me. for more of the inside story, visit coming up on 9 news now at 7:00, a severe thunderstorm watch covers the entire metro area. we'll update you. stay tuned. rare artifacts from american history. jim axelrod shows us some of the most wanted items from america's most wanted. >> reporter: bobby livingston's family has been auctioning rare artifacts for 30 years. -- a letter from washington, a signed picture of einstein. but they're about to hold their biggest event ever at this amherst, new hampshire, auction house, and it's not the heros who are the headliners. >> washington, lincoln,
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churchill, al capone? >> you know, al capone is one of those figures, those mythic iconic figures that represents something to american popular culture. >> reporter: even the gangsters get the white glove treatment? sunday, 130 rare pieces of gangster hem peel beaco memorabe block. >> with the type of interest we're getting i would not be surprised if this is a seven-figure auction. >> including included is a musical love letter al capone wrote to his wife. >> i'm look at the lyrics, modonna mia, you're the bloom of the roses, the charm that rapposes. what a sweetheart. >> he loved his wife. >> reporter: also feature read items found on bonnie and clyde right after the shoot-out that ended their bank robbing careers and their lives in 1934. this was in clyde's waistband?
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>> this pistol was in clyde barra's waistband when he was killed. >> reporter: the couple captured the popular imagination during the depression, targeting the very banks that were foreclosing on homes and farms. is that a $100,000 gun? >> this is worth more than $100,000. we estimate it to be worth twice that. >> reporter: livingstop likes to say the real value of this collection is the gap it exposes between fantasy and reality. >> these are desperate criminals. i mean, these are people that shoot you, rob you. these were not glamorous outlaws living high on the hog. you learned that they lived a desperate life. >> reporter: but when history becomes a commodity-- >> alfonse capone. >> reporter: ...sometimes the bad guys are worth more than the good. jim axelrod, cbs news, amherst, new hampshire. >> pelley: and that's the cbs evening news for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night. captioning sponsored by cbs
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captioned by media acce this is 9 news now. mother nature has us keeping a very close eye on the the sky tonight. it could get rough out there. let's get right to chief meteorologist topper shutt in the weather center. are severe storms on the way? >> now the entire metro area is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 11:00. the warnings are getting pretty close. let me show you doppler radar. this is a wide picture. see all the lightning associated with the storms. that's as dangerous as anything else. if you hear thunder, get the kids indoors. earlier today they were out along the i-81 corridor in the shenandoah valley, but they're marching eastward. these are pretty heavy storms approaching leesburg, approaching 17. the individual storms are moving


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